I stumbled on this meme this morning. It is still a little dark outside, and I am still a little sleepy... so I am going to follow this meme, down the rabbit hole... wherever it takes... hm.
The full quote is from a book: Today Matters...
How would you describe your life? Are you achieving what you desire? Are you accomplishing the things that are important to you? Do you consider yourself a success? How do your prospects look for the future?
How do you go about awakening compassion, caring and empathy?
The first step of transformation, and awakening a missing capacity is transformation!, is to tell the truth about how it is now.
Transformation is so rare, because people are unwilling to tell the truth. Why? Because truth, any truth about you, will first be painful, and it will piss you off.
The truth about you is that you, the way you are, are unable to feel for another person. You mistake your loin's yearning, your heart's yearning for connection to a feeling for the other, but they are not the same.
At this point only a handful of people are able to feel, feel deeply for another person.
We all want to be loved. It's hardwired, because being loved is the surest way to be fed, as a child, get sex as an adult, be promoted or helped as an adult.
Its purpose is survival.
The organism wants to survive, desperately.
We don't know what that love is, but we want it. And some of us want to earn it.
I just followed a link that introduced me to Chris Farley, a fat comedian, who died... because he could not live without that love. 1
So love is a tricky one, because millions loved and adored Chris Farley, but he didn't feel it. He kept on trying and trying and trying... and he kept on putting more and more heroin into his veins, until it was too much.
Some of us know that it has nothing to do with us, whether we are loved or not. Some of us know that there is no chance for love between humans... not even between a mother and a child. Unfortunately or fortunately, you keep on deluding yourself, you keep on pretending.
One of the distinctions from Wallace D. Wattles: The Science of Getting Rich is called "The Creative Plane."
Most of us, most of the time, live on the competitive plane.
The competitive plane has several aspects, and depending on your disposition, you'll be able to counter some, while not be able or willing to counter others.
The first aspect of the competitive plane is comparison.On the competitive plane you are always going some place, you are never where you are, the only concept you have from the here and now is that it's not enough, not good enough, or wrong. Not the right thing, not the right place.
Life is really so incredible perfect when you are committed to something, and therefore you look at everything through that commitment.
Here is a quote I had attached to my kitchen cabinet for four years. When I moved it was impossible to save it: it crumbled... lol. It has an awful lot to do with who I am today, and the incredible results I was able to produce in those four years: